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Maximum 120 KPH for cars on highways Trucks max 80 KPH, min 60 KPH

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 31: Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Major General Abdulfattah Al-Ali recently issued a decision that sets the maximum speed on express motorways and external roads at 120 km/h and minimum speed of 80 km/h; while for trucks, the maximum speed is 80 km/h and the minimum is 60 km/h.

In a press statement, the ministry disclosed the decision limits the speed for vehicles plying through highways, between the Second and Sixth Ring Roads, at 100 km/h with minimum speed of 80 km/h; while the limit for heavy vehicles and trucks is 60 km/h with a minimum of 45 km/h. For vehicles coursing through the roads between the First and Second Ring Roads, the speed limit is 80 km/h with a minimum of 40 km/h.

The speed limit for vehicles on the Fifth Ring Road, starting from East Abdul Aziz Al Saood Road to Andalus intersection with West Aridiya, is 100 km/h with a minimum of 50 km/h; and for heavy vehicles and trucks, the speed limit is 60 km/h with minimum of 40 km/h.

On the First Ring Road, particularly West of Kuwait City; the speed limit for vehicles is 100 km/h with minimum of 50 km/h, while for heavy vehicles and trucks, the speed limit is 60 km/h with minimum of 40 km/h.

The second article of the decision states that the maximum speed for vehicles along the First to Fourth Ring Roads is 80 km/h with minimum of 45 km/h; while for the heavy vehicles and trucks, the speed limit is 60 km/h with minimum of 40 km/h, 60 km/h for those on the merged roads.

The third article stipulates the maximum speed of 45km/h on roads between residential areas, including those around Kuwait City, except Gulf Road starting from Soor intersection (Kuwait Engineers Society) in the East until West Soor where the maximum speed is 60km/h.

The fourth article stipulates that, with the exception of the roads or areas mentioned in the first three articles, the General Traffic Department may set speed limits on public roads — increase or decrease — based on the engineering specifications of the roads, traffic movement, nature of cars, type of routes and the nature of the areas covered by those routes.

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